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This Comment will discuss the question of who regulates low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities by examining the following: the constitutional doctrines safeguarding federal government authority; areas of state authority; grants of specific authority delegations under the AEA and subsequent acts dealing with nuclear energy, especially the LLRWPA and its amendment; and finally, potential problems that may arise depending on whether ultimate regulatory authority is deemed to rest with single states, regional compacts, or the federal government.


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Published by the Journal of Energy Law and Policy, University of Utah College of Law.

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